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"A great entry-level position right out of school where I learned the basic skills of outside sales."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Arden Hills, MN
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Arden Hills, MN
No opinion of CEO

Pros

People, travel, opportunities for career advancement

Cons

When cold calling, you'd have to qualify what company you worked for because it isn't well known.

Advice to Management

Develop a Career Development Program

Other Employee Reviews for Staples

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lackluster training, poor pay/scheduling"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Watauga, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Watauga, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Near universal training (all new hires receive cashier training)

    Friendly, casual environment

    Cons

    Pay is inadequate compared with the multiple skill sets asked of in employees

    Scheduling is schizophrenic (no set shift) and under 30 hours per week (at best) New hires (especially seasonal) can expect 1 or 2 days per week as the norm. Also expect to be sent home early often when the store is dead.

    Training is basically doing the computer based training all in one sitting (it's designed to be incremental with hands on training in between computer sessions.) And then the hands on occurs only afterwards and you at best get all of two days a week to get used to things. This is insufficient as on average it takes two 5 day weeks for a new hire in a specialist position (i.e. stocking only, cashier only) to become fully competent in store operations, Staples of course goes for a generalist model which just exacerbates the absurdity.

    Advice to Management

    1. Tone down the anti-union training video, it's too aggressive and has some obvious exaggerated information in it.

    2. Increase pay rates for employees, you are asking all your hires to be generalists, competent in not just stocking/inventory but also to be competent cashiers at the same time, $8.25 per/hr is insufficient.

    3. Wrangle your labor situation so that you can give your employees stable schedules and on average more hours. Staples stores can handle taking the "Do more with less" philosophy a bit further.


  2. "great experience and good company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst Intern in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst Intern in Framingham, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay and great people

    Cons

    usage of no statistical softwares

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